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Chas Ralph Douglas BELL

Regimental number4531
Place of birthMaitland New South Wales
SchoolPublic School, NSW
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Pauline Bell, 380 Crown Street, Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceSchool Cadets
Enlistment date27 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Walwa on 23 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 6 July 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name Charles Ralph
Place of death or woundingAmiens, France
Age at death21
Place of burialCrouy British Cemetery (Plot III, Row D, Grave No. 21), Crouy-Sur-Somme, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
98
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles John and Paulina BELL, 380 Crown Street, Surrey Hills, Sydney. Native of West Maitland, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 6953 Sidney Vincent BELL, 2nd Battalion, returned to Australia; 6279 Henry William Searle BELL, 20th Battalion, returned to Australia.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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